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Culture fair showcases world through art

Habitat for the Arts hosted a culture camp to introduce children to cultures from around the world ranging from South America to India. The two-week camp concluded with a culture fair at Robson Park on Aug. 13. | Supplied photos Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Robson Park was gifted with art from around the world on Aug. 13. Habitat for the Arts hosted its first-ever c ...

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Red Fins put on internal swim meet

The Jasper Red Fins Summer Swim Club held a Fun Meet at the Aquatic Centre on Aug. 6 as a way to introduce swim meets to young athletes. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Young athletes got a taste of the swim-meet experience during the Fun Meet hosted by the Jasper Red Fins Summer Swim Club at the Aquatic Centre on Aug. 6. Due to COVID-19, this was an internal swim meet with only the lo ...

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Culture camp teaching about world through art

The culture camp is similarly designed from the multicultural night (pictured) that Habitat of the Arts ran in previous years. | Supplied photo Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Habitat of the Arts is open for the summer and with that comes all of their amazing new camps. A new camp that just started this year is the culture camp Habitat usually has art camps, even theat ...

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Vulnerable Persons Registry launches in Jasper

Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca In the event of an emergency, do you feel that you would be vulnerable?  Well, no need to worry anymore. The Municipality of Jasper now has the Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR). The VPR has just started in Jasper and the idea stemmed from the Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo that Jasper municipality adapted to work within the com ...

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Memorial plaque unveiled to remember Canoe River disaster

Jasper Legion vice-president Greg Key (left) and project lead Dong Han unveil the memorial plaque at the cenotaph on July 16 to honor the victims of the 1950 Canoe River Disaster. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca A new memorial plaque will commemorate the soldiers and CNR crew members who died during the 1950 Canoe River disaster. Funded through the efforts of the Jasper Korean community ...

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Two Brothers Totem Pole reaches 10th anniversary

The Two Brothers Totem Pole was raised in Jasper National Park on July 16, 2011. | Parks Canada/B.Falvey photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca A decade has passed since more than a hundred people pulled together on haul ropes to hoist up the iconic Two Brothers Totem Pole. The totem pole replaced the Raven Totem Pole, which had stood in the community for nearly a century and was repatriated to Haida Gwai ...

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Kickboxing in the park

Teens and adults gathered in commemoration park on June 20 to participate in Dez Godfrey’s kickboxing class. | Supplied photo Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca After a long year of dealing with COVID and isolation, some people gave a great sigh of relief when the restrictions started being eased away.  Once organizers were allowed to start up their outdoor programs ...

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Rotary donates bladder scanner to hospital

Care manager Megan Derksen, registered nurse Ashley Briggs and physicians Derek Lacoursiere and Declan Unsworth pose with a bladder scanner donated by the Jasper Rotary Club at Seton-Jasper Healthcare Centre on June 30. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Rotary Club’s donation of a bladder scanner has made things easier for staff and patients at Seton-Jasper Healthcare Centre. T ...

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Our Jasper Stories: 100th Anniversary Lake Edith Artist Colony

Agnes (Cottam) Johnstone, Florence Maud Mortimer, Marjorie McLean & Peace Robinson, at Lake Annette, Jasper National Park, Alberta. | S.Robinson photo Jasper-Yellowhead Museum | Special to the Fitzhugh 2021 year marks a century of cottage life on the beautiful shores of Lake Edith. The lake was named in 1914 for Edith McColl, the wife of H. A. McColl, a superintendent of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. ...

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Memorial plaque to honour soldiers who died enroute to Korean War

A memorial plaque in memory of the Canoe River disaster will go up in Centennial Park in July. Note: The plaque should say “2 RCHA,” not “2nd RCHA.” | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Korean community has raised funds for a memorial plaque commemorating the soldiers and CNR crew members who died during the Canoe River disaster. The plaque will be erected on Jasper’s cenotaph in ...

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